“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Buena Vista, District of Columbia

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1District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 9 — A Museum for the CommunityAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
Across the street is the former Carver Theatre, built in 1948 as the first nonsegregated movie house in Southeast Washington. It closed in 1957 becoming, in turn, a roller rink, a church, and a funeral parlor. Then a decade later, a . . . Map (db m100824) HM
2District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 1 — A Navy TownAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
Long before Metro opened a Green Line station here in 1991, the B&O Railroad's Alexandria Branch line ran a block behind you, along the river. The Washington & Anacostia Street Railway ran along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue a block ahead. . . . Map (db m113606) HM WM
3District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — Barry Farm - HillsdaleAfrican American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC — Bounded by St. Elizabeths Hospital, Alabama Avenue and Morris Road, SE, and the Anacostia River —
In 1867 the U.S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (Freedmen’s Bureau) purchased 375 acres from white farmers David and Julia Barry to resettle formerly enslaved African Americans. By 1870 more than 500 families had purchased lots . . . Map (db m113607) HM
4District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 8 — Birney SchoolAn East-of-the River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
The Handsome Italian Renaissance Building. across the street opened as James G. Birney Elementary School in 1901. Its wood-frame predecessor, the original 1889 Birney School, was the first school built with public funds for African American . . . Map (db m100669) HM
5District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — 2 — Faith and ActionAn East-of-the-River View — Anacostia Heritage Trail —
You are standing at the main crossroads of Barry Farm, a post-Civil War (1861-1865) village settled by the formerly enslaved. Some Barry Farm-era churches still serve the neighborhood. Macedonia Baptist Church, about a block to your . . . Map (db m100825) HM
6District of Columbia (Washington), Buena Vista — Nichols Avenue Elementary School / Old Birney School Site2427 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE — African American Heritage Trail, Washington DC —
James G. Birney Elementary School (founded 1889) was the city's first public school for African Americans in this area, then known as Hillsdale. Previously, residents organized their own schools. The Old Birney School expanded in 1901 with the . . . Map (db m100679) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022